ALL IN shortlisted for Best German Romance Novel of 2015

Nordin Agency is thrilled to announce that All In by Scandinavia’s very own queen of romance, Simona Ahrnstedt, has been shortlisted for’s ”Leserpreis” (reader’s choice award) in the category of Best Romance Novel.

Die Erbin, as the book is called in German, is a suspenseful and steamy novel set in the fast-paced Stockholm Finance world where venture capitalist David Hammer and corporate banker Natalia De La Grip’s paths irreversibly cross. The book was released in German on October 1st this year, by Egmont Lyx, and has already been reprinted three times in less than two months. Votes can still be submitted until November 24th if you go to The Gold, Silver and Bronze winners will be announced on Thursday the 26th of November

Der Leserpreis has been awarded six times already and is the biggest reader’s choice award in the German-speaking region. So to have a Swede competing for the title is a great honor.

Good luck Simona and Die Erbin!

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We are glad to announce that THE EYES OF THE LAKE by Jessica Schiefauer has been nominated for this year’s August Prize. Congratulations!

Juries’ motivation is as follows: One year. The year when Ester and Isak meet. The year when Isak’s brother, Anton, is lured into a world of hate, swastikas and violence. The year when a boy is murdered. Jessica Schiefauer’s novel explains how easy it is to be influenced, the desire to belong. But it is just as much a story about love, a love so immersive that it becomes destructive. The prose is poetic, condensed and flows like the water that becomes a spectator to the tragedy unfolding. It is a carefully polished prose – to document this horrific chain of events.




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LONE THEILS nominated for Bogforum’s Debutant Prize

It is our pleasure to announce that FATAL CROSSING by Lone Theils has been nominated for the Bogforum’s Debutant Prize. The Prize will be awarded during the Danish Book Fair, which will be held between 6th and 8th next month in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Congratulations, Lone!

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It is our pleasure to announce that Jessica Schiefauer won Spårhunden Prize for her latest title THE EYES OF THE LAKE during the Gothenburg Book Fair this year. This prize is awarded by Swedish Crime Writers’ Academy for the best youth crime novel in the year. Congratulations, Jessica!!

Jessica Schiefauer nominated for the Spårhund Award

Nordin Agency is glad to announce that Jessica Schiefauer THE EYES OF THE LAKE has been nominated for the Spårhund award – the best Children & YA prize by Swedish Crime Writer’s Academy. Award ceremony will be held at the Gothenburg Book Fair this Friday.
Congratulations, Jessica!

Read more on THE EYES OF THE LAKE here

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THE EMPEROR OF LIES wins French award for best paperback 2015!

Congratulations to Steve Sem-Sandberg and Les Dépossédés (The Emperor of Lies) for winning French magazine Transfuge’s award for best foreign paperback of the year. The book was published by Robert Laffont in 2011 and the paperback came out with 10/18 in January 2015.


GUILTLESS by Viveca Sten shortlisted for Icelandic crime fiction award!

Nordin Agency are thrilled to congratulate Viveca Sten and her novel Guiltless (third in the internationally bestselling Sandhamn Murder Series) for being shortlisted for The 2015 Icepick Award, which is given to the best translated crime fiction in Iceland.

The award is organized by the Iceland Noir festival, the Association of Translators in Iceland and the Icelandic crime fiction society, and the winner will be announced, and the award presented, at the Shetland Noir festival in Shetland in November 2015.

Good luck Viveca!


Viveca Sten wins the Prix Polar for best crime novel

Nordin Agency are proud to congratulate Viveca Sten and her first novel STILL WATERS on winning the Prix Polar for best translated crime novel. The award was given out this weekend at the literature festival Saint-Maure en Poche where Viveca attended with her French publishing house Albin Michel. 

– I feel extremely honored to receive such a lovely award, says Viveca, and I am both proud and happy to be acknowledge in this way.

Viveca Sten has written seven books in her very popular Sandhamn Murder Series, three of which have been published in France so far. The series has been an incredible success internationally with over 3 million copies sold and about 30 million viewers across the world following the TV-adaptation.


“Swedish Summer” at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards

Congratulations to Viveca Sten whose cookbook Swedish Summer – Recipes from the Stockholm Archipelago came in third in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, also known as the Oscars of the cookbook world.
The book won best design in Sweden a couple of months ago and is now internationally acclaimed as well. Amazing work from the publisher Max Ström, photographers Lina Eriksson and Jeppe Wiklund and designer Patric Leo. Their work is offset perfectly with Viveca Sten​’s warm texts and yummy recipes.


Anna Karolina nominated for Crimetime Specsavers Award!

It is our pleasure to announce that Anna Karolina‘s STOLEN BABOON has been nominated for the new crime writing award Crimetime Specsavers Award.

This new prize will be awarded to a debut author from the past year and the ceremony will take place on the 15th August at Crimetime Gotland in Visby. (in Swedish)

Her second book NO MORE FISH IN THE SEA will be out this summer.

This is a breakthrough that can only be compared to Jens Lapidus’ /…/ Next to Leif GW Persson I have never encountered such a solid depiction of the police procedural. And the most essential of all. The level of suspense. It’s almost grueling. I ditch meetings, I forget to shower, I read the book while I eat my lunch. Enough said. Buy the book! Read it! Enjoy.
-Aftonbladet, Stig Larsson